Glory and Grace in the Person of Christ

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1 Now to the Lord a noble song,
awake, my soul, awake, my tongue!
Hosanna to the eternal name,
and all his boundless love proclaim!

2 See where it shines in Jesus' face,
the brightest image of his grace:
God in the person of his Son,
has all his mightiest works outdone.

3 The spacious earth, the oceans' flood,
proclaim the wise, the powerful God,
and your rich glories from afar
gleam bright in every rolling star.

4 But in his looks a glory stands,
the noblest labour of your hands:
the pleasing lustre of his eyes
outshines the wonders of the skies.

5 Grace: what a sweet, a charming theme!
My thoughts rejoice at Jesus' name:
all angels, dwell upon the sound,
and heav'ns, reflect it to the ground,

Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #113

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First published anonymously in Henry Boyd's Select Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1793), DUKE STREET was credited to John Hatton (b. Warrington, England, c. 1710; d, St. Helen's, Lancaster, England, 1793) in William Dixon's Euphonia (1805). Virtually nothing is known about Hatton, its composer,…

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TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of thr…

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